Last weekend, Linguistic DNA & friends took over the Spiegeltent in Sheffield city centre, as part of the University’s Festival of the Mind. Spiegeltents are a Belgian invention–tents decorated internally with mirrors, creating the perfect space to share myriad reflections.
Knowledge, truth and expertise: experiments with Early English Books Online Wondering what Linguistic DNA is bringing to the Society for Renaissance Studies? Here are the abstracts for two panels of papers, and information about our hands-on demonstration session (drop in). United
If you’re coming to Sheffield for the Society for Renaissance Studies conference (3-5 July 2018) here are 6 hot tips from the Linguistic DNA team: For those staying in Broomhill, Proove does awesome pizza. Highly recommended. Close to campus, Maveli
In a time when events seem ever and ever out of our control, writing is resistance. –Our Mel. In April (2018), Linguistic DNA began collaborating with local social entrepreneurs Our Mel to do some collective thinking about the power of language.
In Spring 2018, MA student Sophie Whittle dedicated 100 hours of hard graft to filling blanks in the Terms metadata. This work follows on from Winnie Smith’s work last year, identifying gaps in the Text Creation Partnership’s metadata. Sophie reflects on
Among the collections provided by Linguistic DNA is one called SuperScience, a broad set of early modern science-writing originally gathered together by Dr Alan Hogarth of the Visualizing English Print project. Here he outlines some other ways to explore those
In December 2017, Sheffield MA student Nathaniel Dziura attended part of the Genealogies of Knowledge conference in Manchester. While the LDNA team were exchanging conceptual insights with other data-driven scholars, Nathaniel participated in sessions connected to a different field of
Iona writes: To explore the contents of EEBO-TCP in a distant fashion (and give context to Linguistic DNA data), I have continued to experiment with the Text Creation Partnership’s metadata. Some of this work has been documented in conference papers
Fraser writes: The Glasgow branch of LDNA attended this year’s Mozilla Festival (better known as MozFest) to help discuss the potential for linguistics to shape future development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a catch-all term for
The Linguistic DNA project reaches the end of its AHRC-funded work next summer. To share our tools and findings with the research community, we will be hosting demonstrations and presenting case studies at several conferences. While details of our papers